Confirmation Ministry


Ages 6th - 8th Grade

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Confirmation Update

August 2022

9th Grade Confirmands

For our 9th grade confirmands preparing for confirmation this October, please remember that we are currently having one-on-one faith conversations to wrap up your child's confirmation education.


Schedule a Faith Conversation with Deaconess Katie

Conversation to be held in person at Holy Cross. Please use the church office doors to access the building.  Masks please, if unvaccinated. If vaccinated, masks are optional. Sign up online here:


In September we will have two Saturday, small group sessions for our 9th grade confirmands: 


September 10, 8 - 10 am (with breakfast)

September 17, 6 - 8 pm (with dinner)


Reformation Sunday and Affirmation of Baptism

Sunday, October 30 at 10 am Worship

We will celebrate this Milestone Ministry with the young people who have completed their Confirmation coursework, had their faith interviews, and prayerfully decided to affirm the faith of their baptisms.

2022/23 Confirmation Orientation for 6th - 8th Grade

Date: Sunday, September 11

Time: 6:30 - 8 pm

Location: Sanctuary

​Confirmation students and their parents are invited to Confirmation Orientation on September 11 at 6:30 pm. Sixth, seventh, and eight grade students will be introduced to their classes and taught about acolyting. Parents will be given information for the year and we'll organize small group leaders.

Fall class schedule (6:30 - 8 pm):

September 18, 25

October 2, 16, 23, 30

November 6, 13, 20


Spring class schedule (6:30 - 8 pm): 

January 8, 22, 29

February 5, 12, 19, 26

March 5, 12

Confirmation DVD Lending Library

Our Confirmation electives program has begun building a lending library that students and families may use for completing requirements within that program but we would like to make the films available to all for summer viewing. If you are interested in borrowing one of our DVD’s, please contact the church office at or (847) 367-4060. Films can be loaned for 2 weeks.

The following common elective DVDs are available:


- Different Drummers

- Facing The Giants

- Luther (2003) movie

- Soul Surfer

- Brooklyn Castle

- Akeelah and the Bee

- War with Grandpa

- Freedom Writers

- Coach Carter

- Chronicles of Narnia; The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

- Uncle Nino